Every January and August, the creative team at Shine makes it a priority to attend the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) and see the latest products for children. It seems like it was just yesterday we were here cruising the aisles for inspiration and ideas for our classes and community. We are always amazed by new designers and the way classic, everyday children’s items are re-imagined to meet the needs of the modern family. We still love the companies and items we reviewed in August, so click here to read about those. Below are a few other picks from the current show at the Javits Center in NYC.
Honestly, gift bags at parties usually underwhelm us. When we produce an event we like to fill gift bags with quality over quantity and items kids will want to keep and use, not just candy or disposable toys. We were very inspired this time around. Our friends at Kido just came out with a really attractive and modern spin on some classic gift bag goodies. Their tops, bird whistles, animal bead tilts and wobble toys are perfect for young children. Read more